Last Exile wrote:Sequel spamming has done the industry no favours either. This clown is guilty of that too.
Not really he is quite smart at what he's doing. He doesn't really care if the Movie Bombs out because he says 'the films are made in and owned within Germany'.
Boll is able to acquire funding thanks to German tax laws that reward investments in film. The law allows investors in German-owned films to write off 100% of their investment as a tax deduction; it also allows them to invest borrowed money and write off any fees associated with the loan. The investor is then only required to pay taxes on the profits made by the movie; if the movie loses money, the investor gets a tax writeoff.
Australia had a similar law of sorts here too but I think from memory the government has wiped the film reward laws out.